doubles for jrs

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by fitmom, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. fitmom

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  2. Kenny022593

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    Coming from personal experience... We played little to no doubles back home. I was not a big "tournament kid," but in the general camps and lessons we always focused on singles. It sucks too because I am no where near ready to play college level doubles. :|
     
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  4. watergirl

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    In the spring, my son plays only doubles at high school. He also plays doubles at least once a month at our sections main tournament and we try to find one more tournament, even if he has to play an adult open, to play doubles at. After school practice about 15% of the practice time is doubles.
     
  5. gully

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    Good topic. My kid is signed to play d1 in the fall. She has played 12-18 sectional and national events each year plus HS. Only two of our section events include doubles play, and HS in our state is either singles or doubles (not both).

    She's played approximately 100-125 singles matches each year -- and maybe 10 doubles matches.

    I try to supplement that with a lot of doubles practice, but in terms of live matches that count, there just ain't much dubs to be played.
     
  6. HIGH-TECH TENNIS

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    Hey there. The SOLE reason we travel to tournaments is to record match play that will help players play better tennis.

    We hear it all the time from college players (wish I'd concentrated more on doubles when I was a junior) but fewer than 5% of matches we're asked to record are doubles.

    Maybe that means fewer than 5% of players plan on playing college tennis? :(
     
  7. Tennishacker

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    This maybe a little off topic, but try playing team tennis. Locally team tennis is played on Sundays.

    The format for team tennis is similar to college matches.

    Besides the importance of developing a well rounded game through doubles play, college coaches look for good doubles players.
     

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